Fury as Munich keeps kids’ fee from Passion Play performances

Fury as Munich keeps kids’ fee from Passion Play performances

Youth workers are appealing to Munich’s mayor to intervene after it emerged that city authorities were keeping most of the money paid to kids from a children’s home for their performances in a religious play in the Bavarian village Oberammergau.

Around 50 injured in train crash in Saxony

Around 50 injured in train crash in Saxony

More than 50 people were injured, nine seriously, on Tuesday when a train derailed after colliding with a car in the eastern German state of Saxony, police said.

Tropics project promises Bavarian bananas

Tropics project promises Bavarian bananas

Very soon, palm trees and exotic fruit will grow and flourish in a remote part of Bavaria known for its long winters. Christine Madden reports on the Klein-Eden project.

Eastern business owners fear for future as young people leave

Eastern business owners fear for future as young people leave

As young people in Germany have literally 'gone west', small business owners in Eastern states face a quandary: Who will they pass their life’s work on to?

Happiest Germans live in Hamburg

Happiest Germans live in Hamburg

Happy in Hamburg: People living in the northern port city are the most content Germans, according to a study published on Tuesday. While the eastern state of Thuringia has the grumpiest residents, overall the country is the happiest it's been in a decade.

Siemens said to move French bank cash to ECB

Siemens said to move French bank cash to ECB

German industrial giant Siemens refused on Tuesday to comment on a newspaper report that it had withdrawn about half a billion euros in cash from a French bank and parked it at the European Central Bank.

Pirate Party dreams of Bundestag booty

Pirate Party dreams of Bundestag booty

After their stunning success in Berlin’s recent state vote, Germany’s Pirate Party says it has a new ambitious goal: Entering the Bundestag after the 2013 federal election.

Merkel and Obama talk eurozone, Mideast

Merkel and Obama talk eurozone, Mideast

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone Monday to discuss the need for action on the eurozone crisis and the Middle East, the White House said.

Rommel’s family complains about film profile plans

Rommel’s family complains about film profile plans

The family of German World War II General Erwin Rommel is complaining that a planned film by public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR) doesn’t do enough to portray Rommel as an opponent of Hitler.

Ship nearly sinks in Hamburg port

Ship nearly sinks in Hamburg port

A large container ship nearly sunk in Hamburg’s port late on Monday after a crash into another ship that left emergency officials scrambling to contain the damage.

Google buys German bargain website

Google buys German bargain website

Google has bought German local bargain website DailyDeal as the internet titan seeks to expand its own local deals programme to users outside the United States.

The Best of Berlin in September

The Best of Berlin in September

Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, in September samples exquisite American coffee, tries out a new social network for artists, nibbles on Swedish candy and tours the city in style with a re-designed Rickshaw.